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    Investigators seek cause of chemical blasts in Louisiana

    Posted on: June 15th, 2013 by IE Safety Services

    State and federal investigators in Louisiana are working to uncover what caused fatal blasts at two different chemical plants in the span of two days.

    The second explosion took place Friday night at the CF Industries plant in Donaldsonville, a small…

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    2nd victim dies from Louisiana chemical plant explosion

    Posted on: June 14th, 2013 by IE Safety Services

    HOUSTON–A second worker injured in an explosion and fire at a central Louisiana petrochemical plant has died and a few others remained hospitalized Friday.

    Scott Thrower, 47, of St. Amant, La., suffered burns Thursday morning in the explosion at the…

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    Six dead in Philadelphia building collapse, mayor says

    Posted on: June 5th, 2013 by IE Safety Services

    PHILADELPHIA — A building that was being torn down collapsed with a thunderous boom Wednesday, raining bricks on a neighboring thrift store, killing six people and injuring at least 13 others in an accident that witnesses said was bound to happen…

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    TOSHIBA Exif JPEG

    Posted on: June 3rd, 2013 by IE Safety Services

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    Newton R. Russell dies at 85; veteran California legislator

    Posted on: May 21st, 2013 by IE Safety Services

    Newton R. Russell, a veteran state senator known as an expert on California’s complex public pension system and a stickler for upholding legislative rules, died Saturday of lung cancer at his La Cañada Flintridge home, his family said. He was 85.

    A…

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    Jonathan Fielding, the public's MD

    Posted on: May 14th, 2013 by IE Safety Services

    If you’ve got your health, the cliche goes, you’ve got just about everything. If you’ve got public health duties, you’re responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to s…

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    An employer's right not to speak

    Posted on: May 9th, 2013 by IE Safety Services

    Massing the heavy legal artillery of 1st Amendment principles, a federal appeals court has ruled that the federal government can’t order businesses to post signs informing employees that they have a right to join a union and to bargain for better wages…

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    Disney's Space Mountain, Soarin' Over California remain closed

    Posted on: April 16th, 2013 by IE Safety Services

    A ride at Disneyland and another at neighboring Disney California Adventure Park remained closed Tuesday as park officials worked to fix safety violations cited by the state.

    Disney officials said they voluntarily closed Disneyland’s Space Mountain…

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    Two Disney rides remain closed in wake of state citations

    Posted on: April 15th, 2013 by IE Safety Services

    A ride at Disneyland and another at Disney California Adventure Park remained closed Monday following several citations issued by the state over worker safety violations.

    Disney officials said they voluntarily closed Disneyland’s Space Mountain and…

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    Search called off for man lost after Carnival Triumph hit pier

    Posted on: April 4th, 2013 by IE Safety Services

    Rescuers called off the search for a missing shipyard worker who fell into the Mobile River after strong winds blew the beleaguered Carnival cruise ship Triumph off its moorings and into a pier.

    The Triumph had been at the BAE Systems shipyard in…

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